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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 24, 2014
This seems to be the new cool thing in brewing now, a lager that is supposed to taste like an IPA. My question naturally is, "why not just have an IPA". Not liking it too much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 11, 2016
Clear medium Amber color, tan head. Aromatic hops, Left Coast hopping with some fruit cocktail notes. Nice hoppy flavor too, resinous pine tar, bread dough, hints of orange blossom honey, good bitter follow. Quite quaffable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. A nice hoppy lager. Nose is nice sweet yeast and hops. Good sweetness and bitterness is the flavor. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1184) - - NOV 29, 2015
amber color; grapefruit, citrusy aroma;a little bready malt in the aroma as well; lots of citrusy, grapefruit hop flavor with a light, clean, bready malt background

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear bronze/amber color with bubbles rising in the center toward a tw0-finger off-white head that lasts. Aroma is just as good as the appearance and as expected from an IPA: piney, grapefruit, lemon and some caramel. Body is light to medium with very lively carbonation. Taste is bitter with some sweetness in the middle. Seems like more than 5% ABV to me. Despite the hype on the bottle, this one exceeded my expectations: drinks like a lager but with the flavor of an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1178) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a wonderful hop note to it, very grapefruit and citrus notes to the hops. Appearance is a clear golden with a medium to low head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got some nice hops in there, but this is clean an crisp but just with more hops. Palate has got medium to low carbonation with a aftertaste of the hop note. Overall, Decent nothing to write home about but a decent hoppy brew. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1176) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle poured clear golden hue w/ a white frothy lingering head and some sticky lacing. Decent hop aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Bold citrus and pine hop taste and light on the lager. Light bodied and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1173) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Dark gold, foamy white head. Hops on the nose. Crisply bitter. Solid malt body, little oily in the mouth. finish is dry, refreshing and hoppy. Good lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
355ml bottle. Looks like a lager, but smells like an IPA, grapefruit and herbal hops, but with some bready lager malt. Corny, grainy lager malts in the taste, hops were kind of like the Latitude 48. Lager body. Overall, I’d say IPL was a better idea for making a lighter bodied IPSomething than some of the 4.5% light IPAs I’ve had in the last year.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1155) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Poured a nice orange color with a large frothy white head. Good hoppy aroma with a touch of copper, fruit, and pine. Taste is quite dry and hoppy. Initially there are lots of grapefruit flavors, but it transitions into a smoother maltier taste. The finish has some nice fruits with more dry hoppy flavors. Aftertaste has apricot with some metallic flavors. Overall a nice experiment!


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